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Letter of Credit Issuance

Provide assurance to your suppliers when complying documents are presented

Build relationships with clients and support new business opportunities with a DBS Letter of Credit. We issue a Letter of Credit at your request, assuring payment up to a stated amount within a prescribed time. We check the documents received to ensure they are in compliance with the Letter of Credit terms and certify them before you make payment.

 

Why choose DBS Letters of Credit Issuance?

  • Grow your business with the Best Trade Finance Bank in India and the bank that was named the Rising Star for the Transaction Bank category, both awarded by The Asset in 2013
  • Leverage our "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings to provide your sellers with assurances of payment through our Letters of Credit
  • Enlist the help of our specialists, who offer advice and expertise
  • Save time and ensure faster delivery by applying for a Letter of Credit online through IDEAL™, our online banking platform
  • Ensure payments are made only when necessary documents are received and have been checked by our experienced, certified documentary credit checker
  • Submit forms any time before 6pm on a working day to ensure your documents are processed on the same day. We offer one of the latest cut off times in India for your convenience

Product Details

 

 The common types of letter of credit are:

Sight Letter of Credit

The issuing bank will honour the payment at “sight”, which means the payment will be made once the documentation received is in order

Usance Letter of Credit

The issuing bank will accept the draft once all documentation received is in order and agree to pay on the maturity date

Transferable Letter of Credit

This is usually used by middleman traders who do not enjoy a credit facility. DBS will transfer the Export Letter of Credit in favour of the ultimate seller at the request of the middleman, who will then sell the goods under the Export Letter of Credit

Standby Letter of Credit

This is typically used to assure that the applicant will meet the payment obligations or contractual performances specified. Another commonly used product in this situation is a Banker’s Guarantee

 

ItemPricing

Commitment

0.15% per quarter or part thereof, min INR 2,000

Usance

Up to ten days: 0.15% flat

 

Ten to 90 days: 0.30% flat

 

Over 90 days: 0.30% flat for first three months + 0.1% per additional month or part thereof

Retirement

With FX: 0.15% flat, min INR 1000

 

Without FX: 0.25% flat min INR 1000

Amendment

Non-financial: INR 1,500 flat + cable

 

Financing: same as LC Issuance

Cancellation

INR 1,000 flat

Discrepancy charges

USD 100 (or equivalent)

Cable – LC issuance

INR 1,500

Cable - payment/ retirement/ advise of acceptance/ refusal

INR 750

FAQs

Can you issue a Letter of Credit to my seller if I do not have a DBS credit facility?

No, you must obtain a credit facility with DBS before we can issue a Letter of Credit to your sellers. Please visit us at any of our Branches should you require a credit facility.

Can DBS issue a Letter of Credit if the seller does not provide the advising bank’s information?

Yes. We issue the Letter of Credit and advise through our network Branch or agent bank in the event that we do not have a Branch or office in the seller's country.

Awards

Awards we have won recently

Best Structured Trade Finance Solution: Sterling & Wilson Co-Gen Solutions 2013

Best Structured Trade Finance Solution: Sterling & Wilson Co-Gen Solutions 2013

2013
Best Trade Finance Bank – Treasury, Trade & Risk Management Awards 2013

Best Trade Finance Bank – Treasury, Trade & Risk Management Awards 2013

2013
Best Trade Finance Solution (Highly Commended) 2012

Best Trade Finance Solution (Highly Commended) 2012

2012
Best Trade Finance Solution 2013

Best Trade Finance Solution 2013

2013
Rising Star Transaction Bank 2013

Rising Star Transaction Bank 2013

2013
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How do I apply?

Simply submit your letter of credit application form at any of our Branches. Alternatively, you can apply via IDEAL™.

Get In Touch

DBS BusinessCare: 1800 419 9500

Get In Touch

DBS BusinessCare: 1800 419 9500